A member asked:

I was told my son has strep and was prescribed antibiotics & that he was to return to school tomorrow & that we need to look for another provider?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Confusing statement: If strep is confirmed on exam/by testing, the routine is 24 hrs of abx prior to return to school.It is a public health precaution so he doesn't continue to spread it at school.By 24 hrs of abx the risk has dropped significantly.Why you need to find another provider is between you and the original doc.

Answered 4/18/2016



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